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"Statistically, if you're going to be murdered, your killer will be someone you know. An acquaintance, a friend, a family member, your lover. Why is that? why are we more inclined to hurt the ones we love the most."
Annalise on Rebecca's death
"''What kind of convenience store doesn't have mint chocolate chip?"
Rebecca

Rebecca Sutter is one of the main characters of How to Get Away with Murder. She plays her music so loud the walls vibrate... which isn't ideal for Wes, her next-door neighbor. A bartender at an off campus bar, Rebecca was no stranger to Middleton students... and their various vices. Her edgy, take-no-crap attitude scares most people away, but Wes recognizes that her pierced, intimidating exterior is just a cover for a much more haunted, vulnerable side - especially when she’s pulled into the mystery surrounding the murder of a popular campus coed.

Biography

Early Life

Rebecca was a foster child and is hinted to have had an unhappy childhood. Her foster brother, Levi, reveals that she is "Eggs" in her text "eggs 911," because she once dropped an egg carton and her foster father made her lick the eggs off of the floor.

Prior to season one, Rebecca was friends with Lila Stangard, a girl who mysteriously disappeared. ("Pilot")

Rebecca was also neighbors with a law student named Rudy Walters. On the night of Lila's murder, she ran into Rudy while returning to her apartment. Worried that he would talk to police, she invited him to her apartment and gave him drugs that would induce psychosis. He had a mental breakdown, and Rebecca called the police who brought Rudy to the hospital. Wes Gibbins moved into Rudy's former apartment.

Season 1

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Rebecca learns that her friend is dead. ("Pilot")

In Pilot, Wes Gibbins is studying in his room to come with a verdict on the case of Gina Sadowski, Rebecca begins playing hip-hop music next door so loudly to the point Wes is unable to focus because of it. He knocks on Rebecca's door, introduces himself, and asks her calmly to turn down her music. Rebecca refuses, replying that the person who lived in Wes' apartment prior to him was a law student who indulged in'"loud rabbit sex" and had a nervous breakdown, and that loud music is something Wes can deal with. Rebecca then slams the door in Wes' face. The following evening, Rebecca is seen watching the news as it talks about her friend, the missing Lila Stangard. As Wes returns to his apartment, he finds Rebecca arguing with a man, Griffin O'Reilly. As he storms out of Rebecca's apartment, Wes notices stuff knocked on the floor and offers to help Rebecca pick things up. She refuses, once again slamming the door in his face. The following evening, Rebecca drops off a bottle of beer, stolen from the bar she works at, wanting to apologize for the way she's treated him the past two nights. A note attached to the beer reads, "Welcome to the neighborhood. -Rebecca." He asks if she'd like to have a drink with him, but she says she can't that night. She apologizes before heading back into her apartment. The next evening, a body is discovered in the water tank of a sorority house. Griffin hurries over to Rebecca's apartment, pointing it out on the news; they both realize it to be Lila.

In "The Night Lila Died," the Keating 5 bound and gag Rebecca in the bathroom, because they believe she killed Lila.

In "It's All My Fault," Rebecca is put through a show trial to determine if she is responsible for Lila's death. She convinces Wes that she didn't do it, and Annalise does not believe they have sufficient evidence against her. Annalise intends to free Rebecca, but finds her missing from the basement. Soon after, she finds Rebecca murdered in the Keating house basement. Annalise asks Frank if he killed her, but he says no.

Post-Death

Season 2

It's revealed that Bonnie strangled Rebecca with a plastic bag, because Bonnie believed that she killed Lila and wanted to protect Annalise. Frank later disposes Rebecca's body in the woods.

At this point, only Annalise, Frank, and Bonnie definitively know that Rebecca was murdered.

Season 3

Police discover Rebecca's remains in the woods and present this to Wes in order to persuade him to make a statement convicting Annalise.

Appearances

Season 1
"Pilot" "It's All Her Fault" "Smile, or Go to Jail" "Let's Get to Scooping" "We're Not Friends"
"Freakin' Whack-a-Mole" "He Deserved to Die" "He Has a Wife" "Kill Me, Kill Me, Kill Me" "Hello, Raskolnikov"
"Best Christmas Ever" "She's a Murderer" "Mama's Here Now" "The Night Lila Died" "It's All My Fault"
Season 2
"It's Time to Move On" "She's Dying" "It's Called the Octopus" "Skanks Get Shanked" "Meet Bonnie"
"Two Birds, One Millstone*" "I Want You to Die" "Hi, I'm Philip" "What Did We Do?" "What Happened to You, Annalise?"
"She Hates Us" "It's a Trap" "Something Bad Happened" "There's My Baby" "Anna Mae"

Note: "*" denotes archive footage.

Gallery

This is a gallery of photographic stills released to promote the character.


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